AT&T 4G LTE Available In Jefferson-Commerce

                 AT&T 4G LTE Available In Jefferson-Commerce

Customers to benefit from nation's fastest 4G LTE network on the latest

PR Newswire

JACKSON COUNTY, Ga., June 26, 2013

JACKSON COUNTY, Ga., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --AT&T* has turned on the
nation's fastest 4G LTE network** in Jefferson and Commerce, bringing
customers the latest generation of wireless network technology.


In addition to the launch of LTE in the Jefferson and Commerce areas of
Jackson County, AT&T* has expanded its 4G LTE network** in nearby Athens.
AT&T launched 4G LTE in Athens in November of 2011, and the expanded coverage
is part of its ongoing rollout across the market. Coverage now reaches into
neighboring Oconee and Barrow counties.

Watch here to see several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, including:

  oFaster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering speeds faster than
    many other mobile Internet technologies***. Customers can stream,
    download, upload and game faster than ever before.
  oCool new devices. AT&T offers several LTE-compatible devices, including
    new AT&T 4G LTE smartphones and tablets.
  oFaster response time. LTE technology offers lower latency, or the
    processing time it takes to move data through a network, such as how long
    it takes to start downloading a webpage or file once you've sent the
    request. Lower latency helps to improve services like mobile gaming,
    two-way video calling and telemedicine.
  oMore efficient use of spectrum. Wireless spectrum is a finite resource,
    and LTE uses spectrum more efficiently than other technologies, creating
    more space to carry data traffic and services and to deliver a better
    network experience.

"We continue to see demand for mobile Internet skyrocket, and our 4G LTE
network in Jackson County responds to what customers want from their mobile
experience — more, faster, on the best devices," said Paul Chambers, Regional
Director of External Affairs. 

AT&T's 4G Network

AT&T's innovation and investment have resulted in the nation's largest 4G
network, covering more than 292 million people with ultra-fast speeds and a
more consistent user experience. Our 4G LTE network delivered faster average
download and upload speeds than any of our competitors in PCWorld/TechHive's
most recent 20-market speed tests.

AT&T's 4G LTE network delivers speeds faster than many other mobile Internet
technologies, as well as multiple innovations that optimize the network for
performance. Our network's radio components are placed close to the antenna at
most cell sites, instead of inside the base station, which helps minimize
power loss between the base station and antenna and, in turn, improves the
performance of our 4G LTE network. The network also is designed with its core
elements distributed across the country, which helps reduce latency, or the
delay when using the Internet, because your request isn't traveling as far.

Even as AT&T continues to expand its 4G LTE coverage, customers can get 4G
speeds outside of 4G LTE areas on our 4G HSPA+ network, unlike some
competitors, where smartphone customers may fall back to slower 3G
technologies when outside of LTE coverage.

AT&T's focus to deliver the best possible mobile Internet experience goes
beyond 4G to embrace additional connection technologies. AT&T operates the
nation's largest Wi-Fi network**** including more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot
Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides
access to more than 402,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most
AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at
no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly
wireless data plans.

AT&T also is a leading developer of Distributed Antenna Systems, which utilize
multiple small antennas to maximize coverage and speed within stadiums,
convention centers, office buildings, hotels and other areas where traditional
coverage methods are challenging.

Over the past five years, AT&T invested nearly $98 billion into its operations
across the country. Since 2008, AT&T has invested more capital into the U.S.
economy than any other public company. In a July 2012 report, the Progressive
Policy Institute ranked AT&T No. 1 on its list of U.S. "Investment Heroes."

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and
affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

** Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.
Claim based on a comparison of U.S. national carriers' average 4G LTE download
speeds for Android™ and Windows smartphones and iPhone 5. 4G speeds not
available everywhere.

*** 4G LTE device and data plan required. Learn more about 4G LTE at

****A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See for details and locations.

About AT&T

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most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T
operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States
and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes
the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless,
Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile
Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S.
carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.
It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse^® and AT&T │DIRECTV
brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is
one of the most advanced in the world.

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